Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
On October 28th, 2020, Toyota Motor Corporation announced a recall covering nearly 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a critical manufacturing flaw in their fuel pump systems. This is an extension of an already existing recall that the company released back in January after multiple consumers started to complain about fuel pump failures which caused their vehicle’s engine to stall out and not restart.
Tragic news from Marion County this October evening as multiple local news outlets have reported that Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham has been killed in an aviation accident after his personal single-engine aircraft crashed into an open field close to Southwest 140th Avenue near Dunnellon.
Authorities with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a tragic fatal multi-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of four people late Friday evening along S.R. 60 near Indian Lake Estates in Lake Wales near Winter Haven. Preliminary reports indicate that an 83-year-old driver was traveling at an excessive speed when he attempted to pass another vehicle within a no-passing zone. This dangerous decision led to a catastrophic chain reaction of collisions along the roadway, as well as the unnecessary deaths of the driver and three additional innocent victims.
On October 22nd, 2020, Brevard County Fire Rescue teams and officers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a fatal motorcycle accident which killed one biker and severely injured another. Preliminary reports from the incident have determined that both motorcyclists were driving erratically at an incredibly high rate of speed before crashing into the side of an oncoming vehicle near Catalina Isle Drive and Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island.
According to preliminary collision reports from the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Brevard County, a 39-year-old pedestrian was fatally injured late Tuesday evening after two separate vehicles crashed into her while she was standing in the roadway near Atkinson Street and Clearlake Road near the Cocoa city limits.
According to preliminary investigations from troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol operating within Orange County, a 27-year-old Orlando motorcyclist was killed on Friday, October 16th, 2020, after being involved in a hit-and-run collision with two other vehicles close to the intersection of Lake Pickett Road and Percival Road.
On Thursday, October 15th, 2020, an Indiana grandfather pleaded guilty to negligent homicide for his part in the tragic death of his 18-month old granddaughter who was killed after falling eleven stories through a window from a children’s play area while aboard a docked cruise ship back in July of 2019. Despite the recent developments, the family has decided to continue forward with their wrongful death lawsuit against Royal Caribbean alleging that the company’s negligence directly led to the death of the toddler.
According to the latest traffic data released by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of Orlando car accidents that have occurred in 2020 is on a fast-track to surpass the entire amount of collisions for 2019. To date, there have been 116 recorded fatalities in Orange County that were the direct result of a car accident and with a little over two months left in the year, there is a serious concern that these statistics will continue to rise.
According to preliminary incident reports retrieved from the Florida Highway Patrol and local news outlets, a 45-year-old Dunnellon motorcyclist was killed during the early morning hours of October 9th, 2020, after he was involved in an unavoidable fatal collision with a dump truck which was maneuvering a U-turn along State Road 40 close to Ocala in Marion County.
Tragedy struck a Florida school district on October 8th, 2020, after one of their beloved crossing guards was struck by a vehicle. Preliminary collision reports from the St. Cloud Police Department indicate that the 53-year-old victim was performing her usual morning crossing guard duties near the intersection of 13th Street and Michigan Avenue when an oncoming driver failed to stop at a red traffic light and crashed into her.